We set OpenCPN
to "Play Sound" on AIS
Alerts. On those long night watches AIS
tells us when a target is going to be too close, etc.
The problem is that the alarm
sounds repeatedly and acknowledgement is often difficult because the dialog disappears as soon as either vessel yaws away from a collision
So we hear the alarm
and run to the chart table but when we get there no alert dialog is on the screen
. Moments later the alarm resounds and the dialog pops up, sometimes for only an instant. Very annoying.
What we need is a feature to add the "alarm count" and "acknowledge" to the AIS Target List. Then when an alarm has sounded but has already cleared itself we can open the AIS Target List and see which vessel caused the alarm and acknowledge it, per the other parameters we have set.
In the Attachment the mock up You see a new column on the AIS Target List for Alarm History
and the AIS Target query dialog which has an added button for "Acknowlege"